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UCS Update - September 13
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Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30PM. That is the night for Open House and the chance to meet your teachers and see all the exciting tools and curriculum for the 2019/2020 school year. We will gather in the gymnasium for a short presentation and then we will meet our classroom teachers immediately following. There will be sign-up sheets in the media center for fall conferences.

Our first week is a busy one. first school wide event is outdoor movie night Friday, September 6. Welcome back faces, water, popsicles and “Incredibles 2” is on the agenda and free of charge to all Switzer families. You can visit 7-11 or bring some extra special treats on your own if you would like. Our volunteers have worked very hard putting a fun night for all let’s hope the weather will cooperate! Our PTO is a fantastic group and supports all our children. If you are interested, Switzer could use your help with all our extra events. Our first PTO meeting is at 7:00pm on September 16th, everyone is welcome.

Switzer is off to a great start and I look forward to a super school year!

Jacob S. Palmer

The Switzer Elementary community is committed to helping all students become responsible life-long learners by maintaining a safe, positive environment that encourages individuals to reach their full potential.

March Is Reading Month

Academic Blitz”Reading is Awesome” is the 2017 March is Reading month theme at Switzer. We started our reading month with our reading assembly today. Information has been sent home but is also included in this newsletter. Students will be bringing home their packet with reading goals and a log sheets to be turned in on Mondays, starting March 13. Students who meet their goals and turn in their log sheets will be awarded tickets/legos and be entered into drawings for access passes to the Lego Garage or Slurpees. If we hit our school goal we will have a special visit from our “lego rescue heros” from the police, fire and homeland security. Don’t forget family reading night planned for March 24, at 6:30pm. All prizes and events have been funded by our supportive PTO and thank you Switzer reading committee for your hard work and great ideas!

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